Various measures are recommended to prevent coronavirus, but what really prevents infection?
Condoms: Yes or no? In a study conducted in Wuhan, China, scientists found coronavirus particles in the semen of six out of 38 patients with COVID-19. According to Chinese researchers, if larger scientific studies confirm the contagious properties of the coronavirus through semen, perhaps condoms could be a way to prevent or limit the spread of the new virus. At the same time, the World He alth Organization (WHO) has not confirmed that the coronavirus can be transmitted through semen or vaginal secretions.
Drink water. You hear that drinking water regularly can help you protect yourself from coronavirus infection. But from a medical point of view, this claim has no scientific basis.
Mask. In reality, wearing masks does not completely protect against coronavirus infection, but it significantly reduces the risks of its transmission and spread. In addition to the use of masks, other preventive measures should be followed.
Washing your hands. Frequent and thorough hand washing is truly the most effective measure of protection against coronavirus infection. It is necessary to wash for at least 20 seconds, paying special attention to the nails, because there are often many bacteria and viruses under them.
Garlic. The spicy vegetable is he althy and supports the immune system. But the claim that eating garlic will reduce the risk of contracting the coronavirus or even make the virus harmless is simply wrong.
Don't touch your face with your hands. A person can touch his face almost 300 times a day without realizing it. If the coronavirus is on the hands, it can easily spread to the mucous membranes of the eyes, nose or mouth, making it easier to get infected.
Tropical climate. The fact that it protects against coronavirus infection is nothing more than rumours.
Ventilation. Viruses multiply more easily indoors, and ventilation really prevents contamination. It is necessary to periodically open the windows wide to let in fresh air - it helps moisten the mucous membranes of the mouth, throat and nose, which increases the body's resistance to pathogens.
Hot bath. This doesn't help! According to the WHO, bathing cannot protect against coronavirus disease.
Disposable wipes. Using them is a reasonable security measure. The main thing is to throw it away immediately after use.
Vaccinations. Vaccination against influenza or pneumococci is known to protect against co-morbidities of COVID-19.
Proper hygiene. Covering our mouth and nose when we sneeze and cough limits the spread of the coronavirus. You must do this using a napkin.
Alcohol and chlorine. Spraying with alcohol or chlorine can help protect against coronavirus by killing its surface pathogens. But those who spray them on their body risk harming their he alth - contact with these substances can destroy beneficial bacteria, including those that provide the body with immunity.
Limiting physical contact. According to scientists, reducing direct contact acts as a protective measure. If possible, you should avoid kissing, hugging, shaking hands with other people.